Parks and reserves

From the arid Red Centre to the tropical Top End, there are over 80 parks and reserves to explore across the Northern Territory.

From 3 April 2023, visitors to the Northern Territory will need a park pass to visit most national parks and reserves.

Park bookings

You must book and pay online for campsites and some multi-day walking trails in Northern Territory parks and reserves.

Explore by region

Darwin region

Darwin region

Places to explore in the Tropical North

Katherine region

Katherine region

Where the outback meets the tropics

Tennant Creek and Barkly region

Tennant Creek and Barkly region

Iconic landscapes of the Barkly region

Alice Springs region

Alice Springs region

Discover Australia’s unique Red Centre

Before you visit

There are important things you should know before you visit.

Safety and rules

To stay safe, you must prepare before you visit and follow rules while in parks

Permits for activities

When you need a permit and what you need to do before and after getting a permit

Get park maps on your mobile phone

Get the Avenza Maps app before you leave and locate yourself within the park through the app


For questions about wildlife, permits, community engagement, volunteers and junior ranger programs, contact Parks and Wildlife.